The _______ of the house was tastefully decorated, contrasting sharply with the ______ appearance of the outside.
A. impression ….awkward
B. exterior … cheap
C. interior …tawdry
D. inside …lovely
452.tedious: entertaining 乏味的:愉快的
The director complained that the sitcom’s theme song was downright -------, having no more pep and vigor than a -------.
(A) tedious . . jingle
(B) inchoate . . lullaby
(C) lugubrious . . dirge
(D) facetious . . ballad
(E) sprightly . . eulogy
453.temperate: frivolous 节制的:轻佻的
454.tenable: unjustifiable 站得住脚的:不可防御的
Upon realizing that his position was__, the general__ his men to retreat to a neighboring hill.
(A) valuable, admonished
(B) untenable, ordered
(C) overrated, forbade
(D) exposed, urged
(E) salubrious, commanded
His peers respected him because he was both__ and___: steadfast in his beliefs and tactful in his negotiations.
(A) resourceful, courteous
(B) tenacious, manipulative
(C) determined, demonstrative
(D) resolute, diplomatic
(E) outspoken, indiscriminate
456.tentative: formal 实验性的：正式的
When a baby first learns to walk he will generally walk cautiously, placing one foot___ in front of the other while trying to find his balance.
457.testy: affable 暴躁的:和蔼可亲的
458.thrive: fail 兴旺:失败
459.timeworn: novel 陈旧的，老朽的:新颖的
460.timorous: unflinching/stalwart/intrepid 胆小的，胆怯的:不退缩，不畏惧
461.tonic: enfeebling 滋补:衰弱
The good night’s sleep had-----effect on the weary climber, who woke refreshed and eager to resume the ascent.
(A) an innocuous (B) a tonic (C) a minor (D) an enervating
(E) a detrimental
462.torrential: trickling 奔流的:细细地流的
In the summertime, ___ rains often__ the hillside slopes, causing landslides and washing away people’s precarious houses.
(A) torrential, deluge
(B) gentle, purge
(C) treacherous, sustain
(D) liberal, desecrate
(E) fecund, bolster
Despite being in the midst of angry and noisy___, Lucinda felt surprisingly__.
(A) discord, tranquil (B) pomp, daunting (C) banality, conventional
(D) turmoil, controversial (E) serenity, opportune
464.transitory: perpetual 短暂的:永久的
465.translucence: opacity 半透明:不透明
466.transparent: delusive 透明的，显然的:迷惑的
467.travesty: paragon 滑稽模仿:模范
468.treacherousness: faithfulness 清晰的:含糊的/迟钝的
469.trenchant: vague/dull/subtle 清晰的:含糊的/迟钝的
470.trepidation: aplomb 颤抖:镇定
The apparent___ with which professional skiers descend the slopes is deceptive; this activity requires___ effort and intense concentration.
(A) trepidation--- conscious (B) focus---resolute (C)nonchalance---strenuous
(D) consideration---unpredictable (E) insouciance--- minimal
471.tribute: denunciation 感谢词:谴责
472.trivial: massive 琐细的:宏伟的
473.tumult: tranquility 骚动:安静
Mr. DiCastro’s outburst was unexpected; his personality is usually ________.
474.turgid: simple 浮夸的:简朴的
475.turmoil: tranquility 骚动:安静
476.ubiquitous: rarely encountered到处都是的:很少遭遇
477.unassuming: overbearing 谦逊的:傲慢的
478.uncanny: ordinary 离奇的:普通的
479.unsubstantiated: verified 无确实证据的:已证实的
481.untainted: contaminated 无感染的:被玷污的
If you come to the conference table with such an ----attitude, we cannot expect to reach any harmonious agreement.
(A) exemplary (B) iridescent (C) indolent
(D) obdurate (E) unwonted
484.usurp: assume rightfully 篡权:正当的就职
485.vacuous: intelligent/omniscient 心灵空虚的:聪明的
486.vague: express 含糊的:明确的
There are vague outlines of half a continent, a sense of vast spaces and little habitation.
488.vapid: piquant/ riveting 乏味的:开胃的
The English novelist William Thackeray considered the cult of the criminal so dangerous that he criticized Dickens’ Oliver Twist for making the characters in the thieves’ kitchen so _______.
A) threatening B) riveting C) conniving
D) fearsome E) irritating
489.vehement: apathetic/languid/lull/tepidity 激烈的:缺乏感情的
Wary of unorthodox treatments, many doctors are reluctant to concede that nutritionists have a____ argument for the use of dietary regulation as preventive medicine.
(A) cogent (B) cursory (C) vacillating (D) feckless (E) vehement
491.verbose: concise 冗长的:简洁的
He is much too____ in his writings: he writes a page when a sentence should suffice.
(A) devious (B) lucid (C) verbose (D) efficient (E)pleasure
492.verifiable: fallacious 可证实的:错误的
Some subatomic particles, _____ only through their effects on other bodies, have been compared to outer planets whose____ was first deduced from eccentricities in other planets’ orbits.
(A) feasible---irregularly (B) palpable---certain (C)imaginable---falsity
(D) perceptible---existence (E) verifiable---proximity
493.verisimilar: implausible 好像真实的:不可能的
494.versatile: having limited application 万能的:用途有限
Leonardo da Vinci was a__ artist; he was a painter, sculptor, draftsman, architect, and inventor.